Short Intro.  Hi there! I'm Yuliya. I'm a graphic artist, focused primarily on graphic design, illustration and photo-retouching.

Where Have I Been? My past experiences include working as a Design Intern at Dr. Oz magazine, a Design Intern at Out and The Advocate magazines, and working in Brooklyn Historical Society's Summer Fellowship. In the past I have volunteered at the Brooklyn Public Library as a Summer Book Buddy, coordinating arts and book events to inspire young readers.

Where Am I Now? I am graduating from the City College of NY in June 2016 with a Bachelors in Graphic Design. I currently work as an on-call dog walker for Suzanne's Pet Care, building on my skills, including– communicating with a variety of clients and quick-fire problem-solving in light of stressful situations. I joined CO-OP to combat the isolated vibe of the solo job search and be a part of a community that shares my goals and interests.

Where Am I Going? I aim to become a professional graphic designer and illustrator, expanding my knowledge of the design and marketing field; 10 years from now, I want to be doing freelance illustration and perhaps working in small advertising/design firm like The Halo Group

3 Strengths

  • I can work efficiently in a team by balancing my strengths with others'
  • I can prioritize tasks when given many
  • I can come up with creative solutions for complex data and research

1 Learning Target

  • I can market myself with confidence

2 Companies I really admire and Why

        

In this growing digital business age, Kickstarter is a renaissance for great startup concepts by young creatives and entrepreneurs. The company is a solution to the outdated limits of large business and media a way for time-relevant content to be published, filmed, and distributed.

       Twitch is an online live streaming platform where broadcasters can release and perform their content in real-time with viewer interaction live. I first found out of Twitch several years ago when I wanted to find a hobby that doesn't involve being the viewer but a content creator. Now as a live broadcaster, I consider Twitch as my second hobby, influencing many individuals around the world with my creative content and entertainment.

The most prominent aspect of Trader Joe's is its dedication to customer loyalty through fair and constant prices. Not to be overshadowed by the company's strive to have only locally sourced seafood, remove possibly-tainted foods imported from China, and act as the middle-man for small vendors.

Let me tell you about ...

Setting the stage. Roughly 3 years ago, I was part of an apprenticeship/fellowship at the Brooklyn Historical Society with a small group of students. We were split into groups of 3 for our first project.

The beginning. For the first project, we were tasked with analyzing newpaper articles and the historian Gabriel Furman's personal journals, conducting investigative research on Brooklyn's Isabella grape vine, coordinating an essay and ultimately curating an exhibit using our results.

The middle. My task involved mapping the locations of the grape vine, and with my group, we handled old photographs and journal pages, compiling our research and opinions to construct a gallery label for the exhibit.

The End. Our end result was a map of the grape vine and a gallery label accessing the origin and impact of the grape vine on Brooklyn’s wine economy.

Reflection. This was the first experience of mine where I gained a lot from working in a team, noticing that we balanced and enhanced each others skills. I learned how to do historical research, data analysis, and how to balance my discoveries and opinions with my team.